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The End of MoreBecause the economy of the developed world has locked itself into the delusion of infinite growth, we have no option but to demand more. Though the lives of seven billion of us literally depend on more always being available, we are collectively incapable of recognizing that our profligate lifestyle has reached its limits. Yet two billion more people are going to turn up over the next forty years, they too will insist on being fed.
But we remain in denial. It is in our short term interests to accept cornucopian economics and political wishful thinking so that we can have a little while longer to reject the reality of overpopulation, resource depletion and climate change.
We must face the fact that we have reached the End of More.
Doomsday ClockWatch the rate at which we are consuming resources, decide how long this can go on posted courtesy of www.collapseofindustrialcivilization.com
Category Archives: Book Excerpts
8 October 2012 Norman Pagett writes: Any species that feeds and breeds unchecked on a sphere must by definition run out of space when it reaches its polar extremities. When the Russians planted their flag on the undersea point of … Continue reading
4 October 2012 Article reposted courtesy of Dr Tim Morgan, Tullet Prebon original article available here Sometimes, markets’ surprise can be surprising in itself, and this is certainly the case where events in Spain are concerned. There has long been … Continue reading
5 September 2012 Guest Blogger “If someone who is literally living paycheck to paycheck gets an extra dollar, it’s very likely that they will spend that dollar immediately on whatever they need – groceries, to pay the telephone bill, to … Continue reading
A study in global systemic collapse by David Korowicz original article appeared in Feasta here This new study explores the implications of a major financial crisis for the supply-chains that feed us, keep production running and maintain our critical infrastructure. … Continue reading
22 July 2012 Norman Pagett writes: We Brits were once the greatest nation on Earth, Germany tried it for a while, France, Spain, Rome, Greece , Egypt, there’s been a slow procession of Greatest Nations down the ages, each has … Continue reading
Norman Pagett 5 July 2012 Do not condemn the good burghers of Stockton, to quote Paul Krugman, a Nobel prizewinner for economics: ‘”my spending pays my neighbours wages, and his spending pays my wages”. A statement of mind-bending flat-earth nonsense. … Continue reading
23 June 2012 Norman Pagett writes In Barack Obama, there seems to be a decent man in office who cares more about humankind in general than about one (wealthy) strata of mankind in particular, even if he is trying to … Continue reading
18 June 2012 Norman Pagett writes When the cheering and flag waving and sighs of relief over the Greek ‘problem’ have died down, we should perhaps consider the unchanged reality. Greece has to import half its food, almost all of … Continue reading
Google billionaires Eric Schmidt and Larry Page have decided to provide funding for an interesting space exploration start-up named Planetary Resources. The new company, which is focused on natural resources and space exploration, plans to mine natural resources from asteroids … Continue reading